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Can I use Avinza if I have a history of alcoholism?

You may be able to use Avinza (morphine) if you have a history of alcoholism, but you should be aware that the painkiller can be habit forming, and people with a history of alcoholism may be more susceptible to abusing it. It is very important to avoid alcohol, including alcohol-containing medication, while you're using Avinza. Alcohol can make your body absorb Avinza too rapidly, greatly increasing the amount of the drug that gets into your blood. This cause severe, potentially fatal, side effects.

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